Dostoevsky

A Writer in His Time

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Author: Joseph Frank

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 984

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Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volume Dostoevsky is widely recognized as the best biography of the writer in any language--and one of the greatest literary biographies of the past half-century. Now Frank's monumental, 2500-page work has been skillfully abridged and condensed in this single, highly readable volume with a new preface by the author. Carefully preserving the original work's acclaimed narrative style and combination of biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time illuminates the writer's works--from his first novel Poor Folk to Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov--by setting them in their personal, historical, and above all ideological context. More than a biography in the usual sense, this is a cultural history of nineteenth-century Russia, providing both a rich picture of the world in which Dostoevsky lived and a major reinterpretation of his life and work.

Der Igel und der Fuchs

Essay über Tolstojs Geschichtsverständnis

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Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518224427

Category:

Page: 104

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Aufzeichnungen aus einem Kellerloch

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Author: F. M. Dostojewski

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3959091257

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Dostojewski veröffentlichte seinen Kurzroman 1864, der als eine seiner bedeutendsten psychologischen Leistungen gilt. Im ersten, essayistischen Teil schildert der namenlose Icherzähler, ein in einem Kellergelass lebender ehemaliger Beamter, seine Verachtung für die moderne Gesellschaft, der er Zynismus und Materialismus vorwirft. Zugleich beschreibt er sich selbst als hässlichen, bösartigen und verachtenswerten Menschen und mithin typischen Vertreter eben dieser Moderne. Im zweiten, 16 Jahre früher spielenden Teil schildert der Icherzähler zunächst das Scheitern seiner beruflichen Ambitionen durch sein aggressives Verhalten bei einem Diner befreundeter hoher Beamter sowie seinen zynischen Umgang mit der Prostituierten Lisa, der er erst ihre Rettung in Aussicht stellt, nur um sie dann harsch von sich zu weisen.

Erzählungen

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Author: Fedor M. Dostoevskij

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150024867

Category:

Page: 359

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Fyodor Dostoevsky, Walker Percy, and the Age of Suicide

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Author: John F. Desmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0813231272

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"A study of the phenomenon of suicide, both actual and spiritual, in the major fictional works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Walker Percy, drawing lines of continuity between the two authors and noting their differences. In the epilogue, Desmond offers a Christian counter-vision to the 'suicidal' ethos he has documented"--

Crime and Punishment

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Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956968

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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'A truly great translation . . . This English version really is better' - A. N. Wilson, The Spectator TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevsky's 'psychological record of a crime' gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone through the slums of St. Petersburg, deliriously imagining himself above society's laws. But when he commits a random murder, only suffering ensues. Embarking on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was born in Moscow and made his name in 1846 with the novella Poor Folk. He spent several years in prison in Siberia as a result of his political activities, an experience which formed the basis of The House of the Dead. In later life, he fell in love with a much younger woman and developed a ruinous passion for roulette. His subsequent great novels include Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. Oliver Ready is Research Fellow in Russian Society and Culture at St Antony's College, Oxford. He is general editor of the anthology, The Ties of Blood: Russian Literature from the 21st Century (2008), and Consultant Editor for Russia, Central and Eastern Europe at the Times Literary Supplement.

Ivan Pavlov

A Russian Life in Science

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Author: Daniel P. Todes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019939444X

Category: History

Page: 824

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Winner of the Pfizer Award from the History of Science Society "Contrary to legend, Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) never trained a dog to salivate to the sound of a bell." So begins this definitive, deeply researched biography of Ivan Pavlov. Daniel P. Todes fundamentally reinterprets the Russian physiologist's famous research on conditional reflexes and weaves his life, values, and science into the tumultuous century of Russian history-particularly that of its intelligentsia-from the reign of tsar Nicholas I to Stalin's time. Ivan Pavlov was born to a family of priests in provincial Riazan before the serfs were emancipated, and made his home and professional success in the booming capital of St. Petersburg in late imperial Russia. He suffered the cataclysmic destruction of his world during the Bolshevik seizure of power and civil war of 1917-21, rebuilt his life in his seventies as a "prosperous dissident" during the Leninist 1920s, and flourished professionally as never before in the 1930s industrialization, revolution, and terror of Stalin times. Using a wide variety of previously unavailable archival materials, Todes tells a vivid story of that life and redefines Pavlov's legacy. Pavlov was not, in fact, a behaviorist who believed that psychology should address only external behaviors; rather, he sought to explain the emotional and intellectual life of animals and humans, "the torments of our consciousness." This iconic "objectivist" was actually a profoundly anthropomorphic thinker whose science was suffused with his own experiences, values, and subjective interpretations. Todes's story of this powerful personality and extraordinary man is based upon interviews with surviving coworkers and family members (along with never-before-analyzed taped interviews from the 1960s and 1970s), examination of hundreds of scientific works by Pavlov and his coworkers, and close analysis of materials from some twenty-five archives. The materials range from the records of his student years at Riazan Seminary to the transcripts of the Communist Party cells in his labs, and from his scientific manuscripts and notebooks to his political speeches; they include revealing love letters to his future wife and correspondence with hundreds of scholars, artists, and Communist Party leaders; and memoirs by many coworkers, his daughter, his wife, and his lover. The product of more than twenty years of research, this is the first scholarly biography of the physiologist to be published in any language.

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

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Author: Stephen Bullivant,Michael Ruse

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667404

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods'—in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.

Süßwasser

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Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732560457

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Akwaeke Emezi erkundet in ihrem von Kritik und Publikum gefeierten Debütroman SÜSSWASSER wie es ist, ein gespaltenes Ich zu haben. Und sie zeigt gleichzeitig, wie wir alle unsere verschiedenen Identitäten laufend konstruieren. Ein Buch von wilder Energie und schlangenartiger Eleganz - die Geburt einer neuen ungebändigten literarischen Stimme. Ada wächst im Süden Nigerias auf. Sie ist ein sprunghaftes und schwieriges Kind und ein Quell steter Sorge für ihre Eltern. Adas verschiedene Ichs kommen immer wieder zum Vorschein und rücken vor allem nach ihrem Umzug in die USA immer stärker in den Vordergrund. Nach einem traumatischen Übergriff nimmt Adas Leben eine dunkle und gefährliche Wendung. "SÜSSWASSER ist reine Perfektion: sexy, sinnlich, magisch, weise. Eines der umwerfendsten Debüts, die ich je gelesen habe." Taiye Selasi, GUARDIAN "Außergewöhnlich und mutig, poetisch und verstörend." NEW YORK TIMES "Eine ungeheuer kraftvolle und sehr besondere Einwanderungsgeschichte." Edwidge Danticat, NEW YORKER

Der Jüngling

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Author: Fjodor Dostojewski

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849617149

Category:

Page: 829

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Brilliant erzählt Dostojewski aus dem Leben des Arkadi Dolgoruki, der nach Sankt Petersburg zieht um dort erfolgreich zu werden. Die Stadt zieht ihn in ihren Bann und das "wahre Leben" öffnet sich ihm - vermeintlich.

Reineke Fuchs

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reynard the Fox (Legendary character)

Page: 257

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Die Geschichte Von Den Sieben Gehenkten

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Author: Leonid Nikolajewitsch Andrejew

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842402775

Category:

Page: 96

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Dichtung und Religion

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Author: Walter Jens,Hans Küng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity and literature

Page: 336

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Ein Schwaches Herz

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Author: F. M. Dostojewski,F. M. Dostojewski/?. M. ???????????

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867415315

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Die Novelle "Ein schwaches Herz" ist ein fruhes Werk von Dostojewski, das im Jahre 1848 erstmals veroffentlicht wurde. In dieser Erzahlung, in der es um zwei Freunde, eine Hochzeit und finanzielle Probleme handelt, entwickelt Dostojewski seinen besonderen psychologischen Blick auf die zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen.

Meine Beichte

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Author: Lev N. Tolstoj

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866478787

Category:

Page: 128

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Ich muss verrückt sein, so zu leben

Kompromisslose Experimente in Sachen Nächstenliebe

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Author: Shane Claiborne

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"Man hatte mir beigebracht, was man als Christ glaubt. Aber niemand hatte mir gezeigt, wie man als Christ lebt." Wie lebt man als Christ? Diese Frage führt Shane Claiborne auf ungewöhnliche Wege. Er reist nach Kalkutta und begleitet Mutter Teresa zu den Ärmsten der Armen - und dort begegnet er Gott auf ganz neue Weise. Seine "Bekehrung zur radikalen Nachfolge" ruiniert seine beruflichen Pläne, führt ihn in die Innenstadtghettos an die Seite der Vergessenen der Wohlstandsgesellschaft und zu Beginn des Irakkriegs 2003 als Friedensaktivist nach Bagdad. Der "Extremist der Nächstenliebe" erzählt eine Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Kreativität und eines Glaubens, der durch kleine Taten der Liebe die Welt verändert.